They are not the Japanese.
One of the many issues with outsourcing. You get what you pay for.
You get what you pay for....if your lucky.
True story, went to the local walmart and purchased a lawn sprinkler. It broke almost immediately. Took it back, got another.....this time it broke after I threw away the receipt a few weeks later. Bought another...guess what?
I finally went down to the Home supply store and specifically searched for an American made sprinkler.
Yeah, I paid a little extra, but’cha know what? This sucker was heavy and sturdy. I since had to buy another....my son ran over it with the lawn mower. lol.
Buy American whenever ya can!!!!!